Ten reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8
Windows 8 will be released by Microsoft in a couple of days. Have you considered upgrading to Windows 8? Do you know about the offers that Microsoft has in store for you? Apart from the offers, we have a few reasons that will help you in deciding about the upgrade. Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) why you should upgrade to Windows 8.
1. Refresh – A cool new feature
Refresh is a new feature that you would get to see and use in Windows 8. Refresh allows you to repair the operating system and keep your personal files and other data intact! No more worrying about the data backup if you are thinking about the reinstallation of your computer.
2. Carry your settings with cloud services
If you are using Windows 8 on multiple devices, this feature works wonders for you. Synchronization has been made simple and easy in Windows 8 and it allows you to carry your settings with you, no matter where you are going.
3. Same hardware, better performance
This holds true for people who are currently using Windows 7. You don’t even have to upgrade your hardware to use Windows 8 and it works better than Windows 7. Check out our story on the upgrade offers for Windows 8 for more details.
4. File History – It cares for your files
File History is another inbuilt feature in Windows 8 that’s completely new. This new feature keeps scanning your computer for the changes made to the files and stores a copy of the file that you’ve changed in a location that you choose.
5. New and improved Windows Defender
Windows Defender in Windows 8 acts as an antivirus tool that safeguards your computer from malware, spyware, viruses, and other applications that try to break through the firewall of your computer. The new Windows Defender will not disappoint you.
6. Are you short of space on your hard drive?
Storage Spaces is another new feature in Windows 8 that makes things easy and simple for users. Storage Spaces allows you to use any removable media, like USB, which can be converted to a virtual drive in Windows 8.
7. User interface
We have been seeing a similar interface for ages now and we need a change, don’t we? The new Windows 8 style UI is a great change when compared to the interfaces of older operating systems. But you don’t have to worry; the old and beloved desktop UI also co-exists with the new design in Windows 8.
8. Faster and better
Windows 8 boots faster than Windows 7 and if you are still using Windows XP, this new operating system would blow your mind. Even when you have a dual boot system in Windows 8, it boots faster than the earlier operating systems. Do you still want to wait and waste your time?
Bringing apps to computers is a smart move by Microsoft. In Windows 8, you can download apps for free or buy them and install them on your computer. Windows Store will allow you to do all that easily. For people who are still not convinced, apps are the reason why smartphones are a hit.
10. Live Tiles
This feature makes your computer like a smartphone. The tiles in Windows 8 are not just icons anymore. They are Live Tiles. They display information on a real-time basis. If you have a contact saved on your desktop, you can see their latest updates from various social networking websites and so on.
So, these are the ten reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 8 as soon as it releases in the market. Go ahead and get the upgrade. Don’t think anymore!